Errazuriz Max Reserva Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley, Chile, 2017
Overview of the Wine
Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Viña Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, north of Santiago. This valley has cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes--ideal for growing grapes. Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano's descendant, Eduardo Chadwick--the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business. Eduardo has overseen the modernization of the winemaking technology at this historic estate while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines, dedicated to producing estate grown wines of superior quality.
Grape / Blend
OriginAconcagua Valley, Chile
92 Points - James Suckling
Hibiscus, bright violets, blueberry tea, Chinese spices and herbs. Medium body, tight yet never firm tannins that frame a crunchy core of blue fruit up to a minerally, super-refined finish. Drink now.
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I tasted three different labels of Pinot Noir, including the 2017 Max Reserva Pinot Noir from Aconcagua, a restrained red with moderate alcohol and very good freshness. After destemming and crushing, it fermented in stainless steel and then aged for 11 months in French oak barrels, 15% of them new. It has some iron-like aromas of fresh blood and red berries and a tasty, medium-bodied palate. 60,420 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2018.
Product size: 750ml